DSM opens biotech center, honors DNA-pioneer Rosalind Franklin

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Indian startup looks to make a dent in country’s plastic waste crisis

In India, startup EnviGreen is looking to mitigate India’s growing problem of plastic waste in waterways by developing a biodegradable, edible bag for food...

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In Japan, cosmetics ingredients firm Nikkol has finalized the formation of its 50-50 joint venture with Amyris. The JV, dubbed Apprinova, was first announced in...

Evonik acquires METabolic EXplorer’s methionine technology for €45 million

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AVA-CO2 spins out 5-HMF firm

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Mommy Bloggers Rejoice! Startup Turns Corn Starch into Diapers

In North Carolina, startup Tethis has developed a biodegradable polymer from corn starch that is generating interest from diaper manufacturers looking for greener alternatives. Scott...

Unibio eyes capacity jump after hitting protein milestone

In Denmark, Unibio will begin large-scale production of single-cell protein animal feed from natural gas by year-end after completing a technology upgrade to its...

Shrimp Shell Plastic Could Help Address Egypt’s Trash Problem

In the United Kingdom, University of Nottingham engineering professor Nicola Everitt is turning discarded shrimp shells into biodegradable plastic bags. Everitt is specifically targeting the...

AkzoNobel announces finalists for Imagine Chemistry challenge

In the Netherlands, AkzoNobel has announced the 20 finalists for its Imagine Chemistry Initiative, which aims to identify sustainability solutions to the company’s chemistry...

BioAmber, CJ CheilJedang plan succinic acid joint venture in China

In Montreal, BioAmber has signed a letter of intent with South Korea’s CJ CheilJedang Corporation to form a biobased succinic acid production joint venture...

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